Friday, November 5, 2010

How do I file for disability in Mississippi?

The Social Security Administration provides three ways for you to file for disability benefits in Mississippi.

First, you can file an application for disability benefits by going to the Social Security office in person. A representative will take your application. This process may take several hours, depending on how many customers are in line ahead of you.

Second, you can contact the local Social Security office by phone. The SSA office will schedule a time for you to give an interview and submit your application, either in person or over the phone.

Third, you may go to the Social Secutity Administration's website, www.ssa.gov, and submit your application online. This is by far the fastest way to apply for disability in Mississippi. However, it can also be the trickiest, as there is no one to assist you with completing the application. Consequently, there is a possibility that you will make errors on the paperwork. These errors may result in significant delays in processing your claim for disability.